• 2011 Population: 329,839 (Leicester City Council, 2011)
• Area: 73.32 km2 (Link2Leciester, 2014)
• Land Area Of East Midlands (%): 0.5%
• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2005: 7.0 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)
• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2012: 5.4 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)
• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2005: 2100.4 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)
• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2012: 1803.7 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)
• Key Climate Risks: Flash flooding, Surface water flooding, Fluvial flooding and Extreme heat impacts
• Leicester City Council
• Leicester Environment Partnership
Have a look at the News and Resources tabs to see the work Climate East Midlands does to support local action.
13th March 2014
The final two business resilience workshops in the current series were held in Leicester on 25th February and in Nottingham on 6th March 2014. These were part of the Business Resilience in a Changing Climate project, delivered in partnership with the Environment Agency, and aimed primarily at companies regulated by the EA. Coming at the end of the wettest winter since records began, there was naturally a significant focus on flooding.
12th February 2013
On 31st January we held another of our business resilience workshops, this time hosted by Severn Trent Water at the Leicester Water Centre. This workshop added new perspectives, with speakers from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Severn Trent Water. As with the other workshops in this series, the aim is to help local businesses increase their resilience to severe weather and climate change.
2nd October 2012
A set of nine case studies is published today which illustrate how local authorities across the East Midlands are adapting to the changing climate, during this year of weather extremes. Every city and county in the region is featured in the set and the geographical differences highlight the different climate risks that are faced by urban, rural, upland and coastal areas. This new resource is one of the outputs from the £950k East Midlands Climate Change Skills Programme, supported by East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.
20th July 2011
Eight community projects from around the East Midlands have been awarded a small grant from the Community Skills part of the Skills Programme.
Leicester City Council’s annual Low Carbon Lecture is on 19th November and will feature Prof Paul Ekins OBE
A free half day workshop for businesses in the food & drink sector, focusing on resilience to severe weather and climate change.
An event to test out the *NEW* Climate Just decision making tool
Free workshops in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Staffordshire, aimed at companies regulated by the Environment Agency.
Leicester City Council are marking the first anniversary of their Low Carbon Action Plan with an inaugural lecture
Climate East Midlands is delighted to present a Nearer to Zero conference in Leicester on 3rd July
On 7th March in Leicester - a free training opportunity for SMEs.
Free workshop for businesses, on 31st January 2013.
17th July 2012, Leicester
A Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland event, with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, on Monday 16th April 2012.
The second national annual Climate Week kicks off in March - see what’s happening
Leicester City Resources
Local Climate Impacts Profile for Leicester | (pdf 742kb)
Summary of research into the impacts of severe weather on Leicester public services
Leicester City Council adaptation case study: SuDS | (pdf 703kb)
Case study focusing on the North Hamilton sustainable drainage system
Leicester City Council adaptation case study: assessing buildings at risk | (pdf 631kb)
Case study focusing on understanding the flood and subsidence risks to buildings
District heating in Leicester | (pdf 1.7MB)
Decentralised Energy case study
Low Carbon Schools case study: St John the Baptist Primary School, Leicester | (pdf 1.2MB)
Saving 20% on gas bills through simple measures.
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: LCTP | (pdf 1MB)
Low Carbon Transition Plan Scenario for Leicester City Council
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Biomass | (pdf 950kb)
Biomass Focus Scenario for Leicester City Council
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Solar | (pdf 990kb)
Solar Focus Scenario for Leicester City Council
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Meeting National Targets | (pdf 1.1MB)
Meeting the National Targets Scenario for Leicester City Council